Academic Services Committee
Members Present: †Carol Colatrella (LCC), Timothy Daniels (Library), Jeffrey Donnell (ME), Lynn Fountain (GTRI), Joseph Hoey (OARS), Tom Horton (GTRI), Maureen Kilroy (GS&R), Jim Sowell (PHYS).
Members Absent: †Don Kang (ISyE), Jane Weyant (CoE).
Visitor:† ††Jo McIver, Georgia Tech Registrar
called the meeting to order at on
2. Jo McIver described the consultation process by which Georgia Techís classes are scheduled.† The points are these:
∑ The registrarís office imposes only a few simple parameters on scheduling, including the requirements a) †that MWF classes be scheduled at one-hour intervals beginning at 8:00 a.m., b) that TTH classes meet at 90 minute intervals beginning at 8:00 a.m., and c) that the TTH free hour be observed at 11:00 a.m.
∑ Block schedules are used for Freshman and Sophomore courses in order to help students to fit required courses into their daily schedules.† Incoming Freshmen are pre-registered in blocks and given the opportunity to make adjustments during FASET.
∑ Scheduling challenges are presented by the roughly 30% of Freshmen who come to Georgia Tech with credit obtained elsewhere, as these students must seek course sections outside of the block system.†
∑ Block scheduling does not appear to conflict with room preassignments.†
∑ The Registrarís office schedules courses in consultation with the individual departments, who notify the Registrarís office of proposed class offerings, anticipated enrollments, and the like.†
∑ Individual departments get preferential treatment regarding room assignments in their buildings.†
∑ When scheduling conflicts arise, the Registrarís office consults with the administrators of the impacted departments in order to develop a solution.†
3. The meeting was adjourned at
Jeffrey Donnell, Secretary